I have been diagnosed with genital HSV-1 a year ago and have not had a recurring outbreak since. Until a week ago when one single big blister flared and tender lymph nodes on my groin.
This was a week after unprotected sex with a different partner who showed no symptoms.
I am worried I have caught HSV-2 but there are not clinics available near me who can check right away.
I read that HSV-2 is usually much more severe, but that antibodies from HSV-2 may improve primary HSV-2 outbreaks, so i'm not sure what to think????
I was not properly lubricated during intercourse, which may have been the trigger if it was HSV-1?
The outbreak did not last long and I had only a single blister.